A birthday card or my music-loving, guitar-playing son!

I can’t believe another year has gone by, but here we are at December 7, just three days before my son, Neil’s, birthday. I decided to make him a guitar card in keeping with his love of music. I found this great image in the Silhouette America library and cut it out of wood grain card stock. I tried to put strings on it–four times–but that didn’t work out. I did manage to put the six little screws on the bridge, though. Here it is, with its complementary music-themed envelope!!



And the inside, clean and simple…


A Birthday Card for Lima

Let’s all sing, hip hip hooray! Lima McVeigh turns 80, today!

My friend and neighbour, Ruth, asked me to make a light-hearted card for her east coast friend, Lima, who is just about to turn 80. I had fun with this one, and got to use my Copic markers and lots of sparkle glue. Here’s the finished card…



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That’s all for now, folks, but lots more to come! It’s busy here at Globug Ideas…I’m working on a card for a lovely lady who is about to turn 70; one for a little Miss who is about to celebrate her fifth birthday with a “spa party!” I also just got a request for an elegant fifth anniversary card for a couple who got married on Christmas Day–I’m looking forward to making a romantic card for this couple, with a sweet Christmas theme. I also have to get busy on my son’s 42nd birthday card. And, of course, my Christmas cards!! Is it any wonder I don’t have time for housework!!

A birthday card for Peter…


My husband, Peter, and I celebrate our birthdays in the beautiful month of September. We love to celebrate together and, with everyone’s busy schedules,  it’s a lot easier to pin the whole family down for one big celebration.

Here’s the birthday card I made for Peter. It just so happened that I was working full-time (which, as of two days ago, I am no longer doing) and I had orders for three cards all due at the same time. So, this one was quick and easy, but I think it’s really cute.

I used my Copic markers to colour the cats and, as with all my cards, I finished all four sides to be as pretty as the front!

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Once again, I forgot to take the photos before  I signed it, so my love note to my husband is on display for everyone to see. LOL! But, it’s okay with me if the world knows how much I love him!!

If you would like this or any other Globug Ideas card for someone special, just leave a comment at the end of this post and I will get in touch with you by e-mail to discuss details. Every Globug Ideas card is handmade with care and high quality materials, and customized exactly as you would like it.

Happy 40th Birthday, Kelly!

Damn! I look GOOD for 40!

My wonderful neighbour asked me to make a card for her daughter, Kelly, who turned 40, today. She told me that Kelly was a teacher and very active in sports. I played around with sports themes and teacher themes, but just couldn’t pin it down. And then it occurred to me that any forty-year-old who can work all day (with a whole room full of kids, no less), look after her own children at night, cook, clean, shop and still find the time and energy to play a number of sports…well, she must be in good shape!! This is my “easel card” creation for Kelly…I hope she liked it!!


I used Mo Manning’s Little Smooch because she just makes me smile. I coloured her with my Prismacolor pencils and I really like the way shading and highlights turned out (I usually use my Copic Markers). I cut her the old-fashioned way–out by hand, because I was too lazy to run her through my Silhouette Cameo. She’s popped up with pop dots on an oval background that I cut out on my Cuttlebug using my Sizzix oval die set. Her glittery earrings were created with sparkle glue. I used a matching pearl to create her over-sized pendant necklace.

I created the Happy Birthday background with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I think it added interest and depth without taking away from Little Smooch. I also antiqued the edges of the oval using a lime green ink pad.


…and another shot of the easel card…


The next photo shows the inside message. . .


And, here’s a photo showing the card opened up all the way. I like to finish the inside and back of my cards so they look just as pretty as the front (well, almost as pretty). There’s lots of room to write personal messages on the empty panels (yep, right over the flowers).


…and, finally,  here is the back…


More cards to come!!!

A birthday card for Jenn!

My lovely daughter-in-law, Jenn, celebrated her birthday in May. For you old-timers who remember Jack Benny, Jenn is the same age as he was!

She is a passionate gardener, who would rather be “playing in the dirt,” as she always says, “than doing just about anything else in the world!” When she’s not in the garden, she’s at work in the accounting department of a big high-tech firm–she’s our little number-cruncher. So, here’s the card I made, especially for our Jennie-Pooh… (coloured with my Copic markers, of course).

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I like to write my own verses to make the cards really personal. No card is finished until it has my Globug Ideas logo on the back. Here’s one last photo to show you the inside of the card–I always finish the back and the insides to be as pretty as the front–it just feels right!

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